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Vera Twomey tells 3news how her daughter’s seizures have improved

The family of Ava Twomey, a young girl who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, has said they must now be separated so that can Ava can access medicinal cannabis which is unavailable in Ireland http://jrnl.ie/3582727

Speaking to 3News, parents Vera Twomey and Paul Barry described how their daughter’s condition has improved vastly since she began receiving a medicinal form of cannabis in the Netherlands.

Vera Twomey has been leading an ongoing campaign to allow her daughter Ava to receive such products in Ireland to help with her condition. Ava (7) suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, and can suffer from several seizures a day.

The family lives in a rented apartment in The Hague, after moving to the Netherlands in June. With the school year starting again for Ava’s siblings, Vera has returned to Cork with them while Paul has remained behind.

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